DS DS5 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
75.2% pass rate
from 1,144 tests in 2020
(31% worse than other 2014 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (60% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (91% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
  • 6.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (73% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.52% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.52% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.087% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.087% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.087% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.087% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.087% fail on Horn
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (54% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (87% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.087% fail on View to rear
      • 0.087% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.087% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.087% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.087% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.087% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.087% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.087% fail on Reservoirs
  • 1.5% fail on Suspension
    • 0.79% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.44% fail on Springs
      • 0.44% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.44% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.087% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.70% fail on Transmission
      • 0.70% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.70% fail on Joints
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.26% fail on Seats (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.70% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.61% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.087% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.087% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.44% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Attachment
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
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